#TravelLikeAPro: Only 40% of this humongous lake is in the territory of India, rest is in China.
Since Three idiots movie, this lake has gained popularity in such a way that they have even installed a moped as a photo booth.
#TravelLikeAPro: You can find many cafes serving Continental cuisine. As Leh also attracts lots of foreign tourist.
Best time to visit
Summers: starts from April end to June. April is when the locals start welcoming the guests, as the roads to Leh open up. If you want to relish snow, you can plan in April, but mind it this will be melting snow. May till July, Leh flourishes with tourist.
Monsoon: From Jul to Aug This is the best season to travel. Leh does not receive much of rainfall though but the routes leading to Leh might have landslides due to rain fall.
Autumn: Sep to Oct This is when the touring season comes to an end. Most of the camp site's start packing their stuff.
Winter: Nov to March This season experiences extreme cold. The roads to Ladakh are closed, even though Pangong Tso & Nubra Valley is open. Later, when harsh winter starts to mellow down, Chadar Trek i.e walking on the frozen Zanskar River can be opted for adventure sports.
1) Carry your winter clothes as even the SUMMER's has cool breeze flowing around.
2) Keep camphor handy to safeguard yourselves from acute mountain sickness.
3) Carry extra camera batteries, portable charger.
4) Carry empty water bottles & fill it where ever possible.
5) Stay hydrated.
6) Inner line permits are required at few places,if you are riding by yourself or not going through any travel agent, then please make a note of this before hand.
7) Carry enough of cash, as banking facilities, online wallets may not be available in the remote places, due to lack of internet.
Running through my Leh Itinerary in a gist.
Day 1. Arrive in Leh. Overnight in Leh
Day 2. Nubra Valley. Overnight in a Luxury camp.
Day 3. Back to Leh. Overnight in Leh
Day 4. Pangong Tso. Overnight in Hotel
Day 5. Back to Leh. Overnight in Leh
Day 6. Fly back from Leh
While planning an Itinerary for Ladakh, most of the sightseeing is at a distance of 4 hrs or more (1 way). Hence keep Leh as our base city & then do the excursions.
Trippers who loves road journey as well as adventure can start their tour from SRINAGAR - KARGIL - LEH - SARCHU - -MANALI or vise versa.
Nearest Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport (Code: IXL)
Nearest Railway station: Jammu Tavi (approx 715 kms)
We spent approx INR 30,000 Per adult. (we were 4 of them)
P.S : This was including our flights, stay, all meals, transportation, sightseeing & shopping for around 9 Days. ( to know how our journey started click here).
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